Columns

Why Yari Should Take His Empty Seat Home, By Azu Ishiekwene

Apparently, the only punishment worse than meningitis was Yari’s election as governor. The offer of a virtually empty seat in Government House is not worth his redemption. Zamfara is not the only State under siege. Katsina State governor, Bello Masari, has also cried out; while in the North-East, Borno and…
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Columns

Zamfara Killings and Yari’s Politics of Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...what is Yari’s staying power? Perhaps his capacity to be in the right place at the right time, knowing when to abandon a sinking ship, or subterfuge and even loyalty to a cause, who knows. The only thing that is certain is Yari’s inability and his failure to convert his…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Kleptocracy: What Are Treasury Looters Really Thinking?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a crying shame that the Nigerian in a position of privilege steals so much money than he needs, can ever use or easily access! Even with the most lavish lifestyle, no one needs that much money in a The question is: Have these monies benefitted the heirs of…
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Columns

Why Nigeria Is Among the Greatest Countries In the World, By Yemi Osinbajo

When you look at the sheer size and the diversity of Nigeria, we have the potentials of becoming one of the truly great countries of the world and I think that with the hard-work that we are seeing and with the right leadership - leadership committed to the people, committed…
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Opinion

Yari, Meningitis and God: Addressing Nigeria’s Unique Hypocrisy, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs good governance now or never. We just aren’t reasonable or responsible the way we’ve been carrying on. We cannot use our commonwealth to make politicians comfortable and then tell the people to pray to God for salvation when mere hospitals and clinics, a better life where basic amenities…
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Opinion

And Now, the Ecumenical City of Jos?! By Wole Soyinka

This was how I knew Jos from childhood – the ecumenical heart of Nigerian humanity. It was this distinct, all-embracing character that family and friends rhapsodized about the city and her laid-back disposition, as they returned home for periodic family reunions, trading sorties, and seasonal festivals. There were no strangers…
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